|when:||April 28th - 30th, 2017|
|address:||c/o Associazione Culturale Multietnica “La Kasbah”|
IT-Via Bengasi, 1 87100 Cosenza
|deadline:||March 31st, 2017|
|entry form:||Online Submission|
M.Y.Art Film Festival is an occasion for the introduction and increased awareness of quality cinematography for the most part little known to the Italian public. Particular attention in the choice of films is given to young directors, to new tendencies and new audiovisual languages hailing from the countries bordering the Mediterranean Sea. The presence at the Festival of directors from three continents creates an opportunity for professional exchanges with workers in the Italian and European sector, and also the opportunity to stimulate co-production within the South and enhance the understanding of the themes connected to immigration, integration and intercultural activity.
The program of the Festival is subdivided into the following cinematographic sections with the presentation of the following prizes:
- Documentary Competition
Documentary films created by directors of the nationalities admitted to the competition (minimum duration 60 min.) On themes relating to immigration, integration and cross-cultural exchange in Mediterranean Counties.
Prize 3.000 euros “Sprar Prize” (acquisition of rights for their own promotional activities)
- Short Film Competition
Short fiction films created by directors of the nationalities admitted to the competition (maximum duration 30 min). On themes relating to immigration, integration, and cross-cultural exchange in Mediterranean Counties.
Prize 1.500 euros “Migrantes Prize” (acquisition of rights for their own promotional activities).
- Non-profit Short Film Competition
Short films advertising non-profit causes created by any audiovisual medium in countries or nationalities of youth admitted to the competition (maximum duration 3 min) on themes relating to immigration, integration and cross-cultural exchange in the Mediterranean area.
Prize 500 euros “Migrantes Prize” (acquisition of rights for their own promotional activities).
- Non-Competitive Section
Trailers that present the recent work of established directors, critically-acclaimed films, films that have won prizes in major international festivals, the best of contemporary cinema that narrates and interprets reality on the themes relating to immigration, integration and cross-cultural exchange. The possible projection of the films submitted in the Non competitive section, will be decided at the incontestable discretion of the Stage Management.
- Special Sections, Themes, Retrospectives, Homages (non-competitive).
In addition to the cinematographic program, the Festival will organize meetings with the participants and round table talks.
During the event a Festival Centre will be set up, a meeting space for the attendees and the public, where multidisciplinary displays will be presented, and activities inspired by the culture of three continents, and meetings on the theme of current events will be offered.
The Festival dedicates particular attention to young people and to students with a School Space: special screenings, a panel of young judges, meetings with directors and training seminars.